Grief before Grieving


Kristin Cowden, Managing Editor

Grieving has been a symbol in my life of something I’m not exactly sure of. I just know wherever I go, grief follows.
Did you know that you can actually grieve things not relating to death? You can grieve someone who is sick, something lost, or moving homes. Grief is a process, one that doesn’t care about time. Grief can restart or start in different stages, and is different for everyone.
You’re going to have bad days when you’re grieving, and you’re going to have good ones. It doesn’t matter when or where you are, or what time it is. Grief doesn’t care.
It’s important to remember though, that grieving does take time. It can take days, weeks, months, or years to finally feel “normal” again.
Grief strikes, and you start grieving. I grieve. We grieve. Each of us doing so, differently.
Happiness. We rush grieving to be happy. Yet when we think we’re finally out of the darkness, there comes another cloud. Sometimes, that can be life. Life is hard. However, no one has to tackle grieving alone.

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are the underlings.”-Cassius, Shakespeare